Category: ‘Web Design’

Cyber Monday: Why E-Commerce is Important for Your Business

“Cyber Monday” is now apart of the common vernacular around the holidays and has equal weight as its older shopping juggernaut event day, “Black Friday.” However, that hasn’t always been the case. Yes, there was a time before Cyber Monday! The term Cyber Monday was actually coined by Ellen Davis back in 2005, before we […] Read more

Are Mobile Site Load Times Killing Your Sales? Fix them with TestMySite

If your website is your virtual window to the world, how hard is it to see into that window? How fast can people see what’s in the window? You want it to be clear, clutter-free, and displaying the absolute best product you have to offer. There’s a great tool to make sure you’re using optimization […] Read more

Mobile-First Web Design vs. Desktop-First Web Design

In the United States alone, more than 69% of the population uses mobile devices. Including tablets and smartphones, that’s well over half of a target audience who regularly accesses websites, social media, and more, from the mobility of their own hands. What’s more impressive, however, is that stats are far higher overseas, edging up to […] Read more

WordPress Updates to 4.9.1; What it Means for Your Website

If you’re like a majority of the WordPress-using population, from time to time you see notifications for upgrades. You click and run them, and then you go on with life, without those little red reminder dots telling you that something needs to be done. But while those updates are taking place, so are actual changes […] Read more

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Mobile-First Web Design vs. Desktop-First Web Design

The Internet is becoming more and more accessible. With data towers being put up all over and smartphones working faster and longer, users can access virtually any website from anywhere … that is, any website that’s made mobile friendly. Pages that haven’t been formatted for tablets or smartphones are generally hard to view, don’t load […] Read more

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HotJar Web Services: Tracking the Hottest Trends Online

What image goes into your head when you think of website clicks and internet traffic? Do you think of it in terms of roads, like the “information super highway?” At Stand and Stretch, we use a variety of strategies to analyze and improve the social of our clients’ websites. Video editing, web design and increasing […] Read more

Squarespace, Wix, or WordPress? Why Open Source is (still) the Future

So you want to build a website and you don’t know how to code. Three of the biggest options out there are Squarespace, Wix, and WordPress. Which should you choose? Some of the most important criteria are the flexibility of the platforms (how much choice you have in design and service), SEO, customer support, intuitiveness, and […] Read more

Jul, 13, 2015

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Why Your Website Is Not Enough Anymore.

There.  I said it. Your website is beautiful. It’s got that ‘wow’ factor and you spent the dough to make it come to life in the vision of your company. There is only one problem…you are the only one visiting it. Like many of our past clients and businesses alike, just having an amazing website is […] Read more

Brand Saturation: How Walmart is using SEO to Plug Their ‘Leaky’ Brand

I was checking a Facebook account and noticed an Ad pointing to a landing site about Walmart. I also just happened to be on the end of a series of documentaries in which two were centered on the Walmart ‘story’.  Not everyone likes Walmart…and there are no documentaries praising them. Apparently, Walmart is getting a […] Read more

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Advanced Web Design: Feedback and Measurement

In 1998, I embarked on journey I had no idea would bring me here to Stand And Stretch. That year I became aware that self expression was not limited to paper and pen or soapbox forums. There was an entire world learning how to use a computer to visit websites that helped explain details of […] Read more